Charrington & Co. Ltd L.D.V. Lapel Badge.
Enamel and brass lapel badge worn by members of Charrington & Co. Ltd L.D.V. This large, two piece, 30mm badge features the trademark of Charringtons, the mark of their Toby Ale. Examples of LDV lapel badges are uncommon based on their relative short existence and this example in good used condition with some minor abrasions. Numbered to the reverse. read more
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb.
The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light.
This particular example has recently been purchased from the original ( now 91 years old ) finder who picked this IB from his gar... read more
Morrison Table Shelter Leaflet.
8pg, illustrated leaflet ' How to Put up Your Morrison " Table " Shelter '. Published by the Ministry of Home Security this leaflet lists all parts and gives extensive instruction on the siting and erection of the Morrison shelter with illustrations to most pages. This uncommon leaflet has been folded and has some light creasing and marking.
Gas Mask Handbag.
Uncommon and desirable Gas Mask Handbag. As it became apparent that the gas mask was to be constant companion during the early part of the war ways were found to enable the mask to be carried in more stylish ways than the cardboard box in which it was supplied. One of the fashionable styles was in the form of a handbag with a box container for the mask as an integral part of the design. This ex... read more
Austin, Longbridge Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Ashtray.
Stamped brass with enamelled medallion commemorating 231 ( 108 Warwickshire HG ) AA Rocket Battery. This unit was based at Longbridge, Birmingham and drew it's members from the Austin employees. The ashtray was probably produced in the Longbridge plant and was available via the Time Office for collection only as distribution costs were deemed prohibitive . Good, condition, patinated with undama... read more
S.Staffs HG Sector HQ Sleeve Badge.
Uncommon, printed badge featuring a Stafford knot printed in white with black details on a Venetian red background. This was worn by the South Staffordshire Home Guard Sector HQ and was worn on both sleeves. The only examples of them being worn appear to be on SD tunics. This example, unworn was one of a number found in a gasmask case. read more